Tampa 2 – Recognizing Progress, Committing to the Future for Firefighter Health and Safety: On March 10, 2014, the NFFF invited top leaders in the fire service to TAMPA2 – Building for the Future – 10 years later: to reaffirm our commitment to the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and to identify the future direction of LODD prevention efforts and to help nurture the development of a new generation of fire service leaders. iWomen was represented by Secretary Susan Tamme and Eastern Trustee Angie Hughes. Visit website.
The first NFFF Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held in Tampa in April of 2004. The members of the summit outlined 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives in an effort to decrease the number of line-of-duty deaths.
On March 10, 2014 the NFFF invited top leaders in the fire service to TAMPA 2 – Building for the Future – 10 years later: to reaffirm our commitment to the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, to identify the future direction of LODD prevention efforts, and to help nurture the development of a new generation of fire service leaders. Speakers included New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, USFA Administrator Ernie Mitchell, and Vina Drennan widow of FDNY Captain Drennan, who spoke on the importance of the program and moving forward.
All the major fire service organizations participated in the Tampa 2 summit, including iWomen. iWomen representatives in attendance were iWomen Secretary, Captain Susan Tamme, and Eastern Division Trustee, Lieutenant Angie Hughes. Angie participated in the Company Officer Development group and Susan participated in the Health and Safety group.
Each group identified not only their specific goals but the overall need for changing the culture of the fire service for a safer and healthier fire service. The work groups also identified solutions on a regional, state and local level. The summit was about not losing site of the goal to reduce line-of-duty deaths, taking care of each other and our families, becoming a healthier fire service, recognizing the prevalence of cancer, and creating safer operating standards
The goals identified are to move the fire service forward for the next 10, 20, and 30 years. By continuing to keep the focus on firefighter health and safety, together we can ensure that “Everyone Goes Home.”